"An original, stimulating, and groundbreaking work. Its appeal will be wide and varied -- to historians, ethnographers, social scientists, and students of landscape architecture. What is particularly impressive is the combination of historical approach and contemporary analysis. In fact, it is one of the few books I have read that boldly and convincingly sets out to study gardens -- past, present, and future -- both for themselves and for their expression of a whole congeries of human motives." -- John Dixon Hunt, editor of Journal of Garden History
About the Author
Robert Rotenberg is professor of anthropology and director of the International Studies Program at DePaul University.